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3 Steps to Prepare Your Roof for Spring

As winter comes to a close, it’s time to set our sights on warmer weather! This is the perfect time to make sure your home is in excellent shape for the season ahead. For many homeowners, though, roof maintenance happens only when something goes awry. However, overflowing gutters, a leaky ceiling, or damage from branches can easily become an expensive (and preventable) emergency call to service technicians.

Prevent roofing issues this spring by following these three steps:

Inspect Your Eavestroughs

No matter how diligently you cleaned your gutters this fall, there is bound to be debris come spring. Grab a ladder and make sure they are clean before the rain hits. Leaves, pine needles, and water clogs aren’t the only thing you should be looking for, though! Keep an eye out for any cracks, holes, or other signs of wear and tear, and seal them immediately. Leaking water from damaged gutters will pool around your foundation. Over time, this excess water can lead to cracks in the foundation which can result in water leaking into your home!

Repair Damaged Shingles

As you inspect your gutters, take note of the condition of your shingles. Any signs of surface decay or damage should immediately be dealt with. Lifted shingles can hold moisture which brings both mold and wood rot. If the shingles appear cracked, curled, or buckled, it may indicate that your attic is poorly ventilated. No matter the reason, if your shingles are damaged, it’s important to get them replaced.

Trim Overhanging Branches

Spring produces all kinds of weather from rain to wind and everything in between. Be prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings by removing overhanging branches near your home. If these branches are left unmaintained, they can strip off layers of asphalt and their leaves can lead to mold, deterioration, or leaks. Even worse, if the tree is damaged or diseased, a storm can cause limbs to fall onto your home!
Need a little extra help? At AMCAT Roofing, we have a highly trained team that strives to offer excellent customer service and outstanding work. Contact us through our website or call us at (970) 799-6759 to book a FREE roof inspection today!

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